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Andrena hallii Dunning, 1898


Scientific Name: Andrena hallii Dunning, 1898

Common Name: Andrena hallii


Andrena Hallii Dunning, 1898: 268 [♀].

     Lectotype ♀, designated by LaBerge and Bouseman (1970: 590). USA, Washington, Pullman, by C.W. Piper [USNM no. USNM ENT 533619].

Andrena heterura Cockerell, 1929: 445 [♀]. Synonymy by LaBerge and Bouseman (1970: 588).

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorado, Mesa Verge National Park, 29 June 1929, by P.R. Franke [CAS no. 15337].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ was described by LaBerge and Ribble (1970: 589).

LaBerge and Bouseman (1970: 588) placed Andrena hallii Dunning, 1898 in the subgenus Tylandrena LaBerge, 1964, which was subsequently placed into synonymy under Melandrena Pérez, 1890 by Pisanty et al. (2021: 13).

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AFB7359

Biology: LaBerge and Bouseman (1970: 591) suggested that A. hallii was a probably oligolege of cruciferous plants, especially Stanleya sp.

Distribution in Canada: RSKM [BC].



Cockerell TDA (1929) New bees from the Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 37(4): 441-448.

LaBerge WE, Bouseman JK (1970) A revision of the bees of the genus Andrena of the Western Hemisphere. Part III. Tylandrena. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 96(4): 543-605.

Dunning SN (1898) Notes on Andrena. The Canadian Entomologist 30(10): 268-269.

Pisanty G, Richter R, Martin T, Dettman J, Cardinal S (2021) Molecular phylogeny, historical biogeography and revised classification of andrenine bees (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 170

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Broad Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Adult

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Melilotus sp., Penstemon sp., Prunus sp., Opuntia sp.

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Montane Cordillera, Pacific Maritime

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